Turning 40 years old proved a big year for Ryan Reynolds: The father of two received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, scored his first Golden Globe nomination for “Deadpool” and proved he can do a backflip. On Oct. 23, 2017, Reynolds will celebrate his 41st birthday.
In 2016, Reynolds and his wife, actress Blake Lively, rang in his 40th birthday at O Ya, a high-end Japanese restaurant in New York City, but the notoriously private actor hasn’t shared plans for this year’s festivities. Read on for the latest info on Reynolds’ net worth, career and personal life.
Ryan Reynolds’ Net Worth: $75 Million
The star has landed steady acting gigs since 1991, which has catapulted his net worth to a sky-high level most will never attain. Along with his own wealth, Ryan Reynolds’ wife Blake Lively’s net worth is $16 million, bringing the low-key couple’s combined fortune to more than $90 million.
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Reynolds and Lively have called Bedford, N.Y., home since 2012, when he purchased a 4,753-square-foot home for nearly $2.4 million, according to Variety. Despite living in the country, the couple hasn’t completely escaped celebrity life — Martha Stewart is their neighbor.
The duo also has an apartment in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, according to Architectural Digest. They’re rumored to live in the celebrity-heavy 443 Greenwich building, according to Curbed. Apartments currently available in the building range in price from nearly $9.2 million to $58 million.
Ryan Reynolds’ Career
Now an A-lister who reportedly earned at least $10 million for “Deadpool” — according to The Hollywood Reporter — Ryan Reynolds got his start in television. As a teenager, he appeared in 13 episodes of the Nickelodeon series “Fifteen” — known as “Hillside” in Canada — in 1991.
Before becoming a fixture on the silver screen, Reynolds also starred on the TV series “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place.” Some his most well-known movies include “Van Wilder: Party Liaison,” “The Proposal,” “Safe House” and “Deadpool.”
More than an actor, Reynolds co-wrote “Deadpool.” He even paid out of his own pocket to have screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on set during production, which the writers revealed during an episode of AMC’s “Geeking Out.”
Beyond “Deadpool,” he has stayed busy churning out a slew of other films over the past couple of years, such as “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” “Life,” “Criminal” and “Mississippi Grind.”
Top Ryan Reynolds Movies
Like most actors who have had some bad career moves, Reynolds has endured his share of flops — like the “Green Lantern,” which generated just $219.9 million worldwide on a production budget of $200 million, according to Box Office Mojo — but he has also scored some major wins. His films have generated nearly $3.9 billion worldwide and rising, as “Deadpool 2,” the sequel to his biggest hit to date, is slated to hit theaters on June 1, 2018.
Take a look at the top five Ryan Reynolds movies, ranked by worldwide revenue, according to Box Office Mojo:
- “Deadpool” — $783.1 million
- “The Croods” — $587.2 million
- “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” — $373.1 million
- “The Proposal” — $282.6 million
- “Turbo” — $282.6 million
Ryan Reynolds’ Family Life
Together since 2011, Reynolds married Lively in September 2012. They tied the knot at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, S.C., where 2017 event rental rates range from $5,550 to $7,500.
The couple are parents to two little girls: Daughter James was born in December 2014, followed by her sister Ines in September 2016.
Lively isn’t the actor’s first celebrity love. Reynolds married actress Scarlett Johansson in 2008, but the couple separated in 2010 and finalized their divorce one year later. Also — you oughta know — he was engaged to singer Alanis Morrissette in 2004, but they never married and eventually split in 2007.
The 2016 GQ Man of the Year is the youngest of four boys and originally a native of Vancouver, Canada.
Reynolds’ Charity Work
Reynolds has a reputation in Hollywood as a nice guy, and he has plenty of charity work to back it up. After hurricanes ravaged many U.S. communities in September 2017, he took to Instagram to urge his followers to donate to help the victims.
Also in 2017, he starred in an ad for Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children and FaceTimed a 5-year-old Marvel superfan, who has an aggressive form of cancer, from the “Deadpool 2” set. Before that, he got dunked on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to raise $25,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2016.
Reynolds visited Canadian fan Connor McGrath — who he met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation — for three years before the 13-year-old succumbed to cancer in 2016. On one of his trips to see McGrath, Reynolds brought him a copy of the movie — allowing the young fan to be the first person to see it — donated to the boy’s YouCaring campaign for an experimental cancer treatment and encouraged the rest of his fans to chip in.